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Marine Biology with Biodiversity and Conservation (Hons), B.Sc.

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  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
The Marine Biology with Biodiversity and Conservation (Hons) course at Anglia Ruskin University has been validated to include an optional placement year in industry. If you’re passionate about protecting our planet, our Royal Society of Biology-recognised course will give you the skills to make a difference. 

About

Individuals, organisations and governments around the world are increasingly concerned about the welfare of our planet and everything on it. This includes our marine environments where many factors, including human behaviour, have left a large number of species at risk. The Marine Biology with Biodiversity and Conservation (Hons) course at Anglia Ruskin University allows you to develop a deep understanding of concerns relating to marine environments, and to look at ways of resolving those concerns.

You’ll learn about marine biodiversity locally and around the world, and explore conservation ecology, which aims to support, recover and maintain populations and their habitats. If you choose our work placement year option, you could have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice at the Sea Life London Aquarium.

On our field trips you might experience marine biology in Scotland; zoos in the Netherlands; wildlife and ecology in Africa; and diving and marine biology oversea. In your second year you’ll take a week-long field trip to north Devon to experience both marine and terrestrial zoology, the costs of which are included in your course fees. There’s also a final-year residential at a UK marine biology station, which is included in your course fees. You’ll need to pay for any optional trips.

Careers

Helping to protect our planet’s habitats and wildlife is fascinating and rewarding work. When you graduate, you’ll have built a deep understanding of issues relating to marine biology, backed up by your own practical experiences on a variety of field trips.

You’ll have the specialist skills you need to work in your chosen area of marine biology, ecology or conservation. You could apply for work in the UK or internationally, for employers such as governments, environment agencies, education institutions and research establishments.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      4 years with placement
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Wildlife and Conservation
  • Introduction to Marine Biology
  • Biomeasurement
  • Animal Form and Function
  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour
  • Origins of Life
  • Ecology
  • Evolution and Biodiversity

                          English Language Requirements

                          You need the following IELTS score:

                          • Minimum required score:

                            6

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                          Academic Requirements

                          • 112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including a pass in Biology.
                          • 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

                          Tuition Fee

                          • International

                            13100 GBP/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 13100 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                          • EU/EEA

                            9250 GBP/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                          Placement year (UK, EU, international students): £1,250

                          Living costs for Cambridge

                          • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
                            Living Costs

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